Abstract

Two-photon absorption coefficients in Hg0.78Cd0.22Te are calculated for 10.6-μm radiation at 150 and 300 K by using the Basov formula and the nonparabolic energy band structure approximation. The temperature and composition dependence of the energy gap of HgCdTe are included in these calculations. Good agreement is obtained with the available experimental data. Predictions are made for the two-photon absorption coefficients at 40 and 77 K.

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1985 (1)

1980 (2)

A. Vaidyanathan, A. H. Guenther, S. S. Mitra, “Two-photon absorption in direct-gap crystals—an addendum,” Phys. Rev. 22, 6480–6483 (1980).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Johnston, C. R. Pidgeon, J. Dempsey, “Frequency dependence of two-photon absorption in indium antimonide and mercury cadmium telluride,” Phys. Rev. B 22, 825–831 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1966 (1)

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasyuk, I. G. Zubarev, V. A. Katulin, O. N. Krokhin, “Semiconductor quantum generator with two-photon optical excitation,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 366–371 (1966).

1965 (1)

L. V. Keldysh, “Ionization in the field of a strong electromagnetic wave,” Sov. Phys. JETP 20, 1307–1313 (1965).

1964 (1)

R. Braunstein, N. Ockman, “Optical double-photon absorption in CdS,” Phys. Rev. 134, A499–A507 (1964).
[CrossRef]

1960 (1)

E. O. Kane, “Tunneling in InSb,” J. Phys. Chem. Solids 2, 181–187 (1960).
[CrossRef]

1958 (1)

L. V. Keldysh, “Behavior of non-metallic crystals in strong electric fields,” Sov. Phys. JETP 6, 763–770 (1958).

Basov, N. G.

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasyuk, I. G. Zubarev, V. A. Katulin, O. N. Krokhin, “Semiconductor quantum generator with two-photon optical excitation,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 366–371 (1966).

Braunstein, R.

R. Braunstein, N. Ockman, “Optical double-photon absorption in CdS,” Phys. Rev. 134, A499–A507 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Brice, J. C.

J. C. Brice, “Direct band gap of CdHgTe,” in Properties of Mercury Cadmium Telluride, J. Brice, P. Capper, eds. (Inspec, New York, 1987), pp. 103–107.

Dempsey, J.

A. M. Johnston, C. R. Pidgeon, J. Dempsey, “Frequency dependence of two-photon absorption in indium antimonide and mercury cadmium telluride,” Phys. Rev. B 22, 825–831 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Grasyuk, A. Z.

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasyuk, I. G. Zubarev, V. A. Katulin, O. N. Krokhin, “Semiconductor quantum generator with two-photon optical excitation,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 366–371 (1966).

Guenther, A. H.

V. Nathan, A. H. Guenther, S. S. Mitra, “Review of multiphoton absorption in crystalline solids,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 294–316 (1985).
[CrossRef]

A. Vaidyanathan, A. H. Guenther, S. S. Mitra, “Two-photon absorption in direct-gap crystals—an addendum,” Phys. Rev. 22, 6480–6483 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Johnston, A. M.

A. M. Johnston, C. R. Pidgeon, J. Dempsey, “Frequency dependence of two-photon absorption in indium antimonide and mercury cadmium telluride,” Phys. Rev. B 22, 825–831 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Kane, E. O.

E. O. Kane, “Tunneling in InSb,” J. Phys. Chem. Solids 2, 181–187 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Katulin, V. A.

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasyuk, I. G. Zubarev, V. A. Katulin, O. N. Krokhin, “Semiconductor quantum generator with two-photon optical excitation,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 366–371 (1966).

Keldysh, L. V.

L. V. Keldysh, “Ionization in the field of a strong electromagnetic wave,” Sov. Phys. JETP 20, 1307–1313 (1965).

L. V. Keldysh, “Behavior of non-metallic crystals in strong electric fields,” Sov. Phys. JETP 6, 763–770 (1958).

Krokhin, O. N.

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasyuk, I. G. Zubarev, V. A. Katulin, O. N. Krokhin, “Semiconductor quantum generator with two-photon optical excitation,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 366–371 (1966).

Miles, R. W.

R. W. Miles, “Whole effective mass in CdHgTe,” in Properties of Mercury Cadmium Telluride, J. Brice, P. Capper, eds. (Inspec, New York, 1987), pp. 116–118.

Mitra, S. S.

V. Nathan, A. H. Guenther, S. S. Mitra, “Review of multiphoton absorption in crystalline solids,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 294–316 (1985).
[CrossRef]

A. Vaidyanathan, A. H. Guenther, S. S. Mitra, “Two-photon absorption in direct-gap crystals—an addendum,” Phys. Rev. 22, 6480–6483 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Nathan, V.

Ockman, N.

R. Braunstein, N. Ockman, “Optical double-photon absorption in CdS,” Phys. Rev. 134, A499–A507 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Pidgeon, C. R.

A. M. Johnston, C. R. Pidgeon, J. Dempsey, “Frequency dependence of two-photon absorption in indium antimonide and mercury cadmium telluride,” Phys. Rev. B 22, 825–831 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Vaidyanathan, A.

A. Vaidyanathan, A. H. Guenther, S. S. Mitra, “Two-photon absorption in direct-gap crystals—an addendum,” Phys. Rev. 22, 6480–6483 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Weiler, M. H.

M. H. Weiler, “Magneto-optical properties of Hg1−xCdxTe alloys,” in Semiconductors and Semimetals, R. K. Willardson, A. C. Beer, eds. (Academic, New York, 1981), Vol. 16, pp. 119–191.
[CrossRef]

Zubarev, I. G.

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasyuk, I. G. Zubarev, V. A. Katulin, O. N. Krokhin, “Semiconductor quantum generator with two-photon optical excitation,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 366–371 (1966).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Phys. Chem. Solids (1)

E. O. Kane, “Tunneling in InSb,” J. Phys. Chem. Solids 2, 181–187 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. (2)

R. Braunstein, N. Ockman, “Optical double-photon absorption in CdS,” Phys. Rev. 134, A499–A507 (1964).
[CrossRef]

A. Vaidyanathan, A. H. Guenther, S. S. Mitra, “Two-photon absorption in direct-gap crystals—an addendum,” Phys. Rev. 22, 6480–6483 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

A. M. Johnston, C. R. Pidgeon, J. Dempsey, “Frequency dependence of two-photon absorption in indium antimonide and mercury cadmium telluride,” Phys. Rev. B 22, 825–831 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. JETP (3)

L. V. Keldysh, “Behavior of non-metallic crystals in strong electric fields,” Sov. Phys. JETP 6, 763–770 (1958).

N. G. Basov, A. Z. Grasyuk, I. G. Zubarev, V. A. Katulin, O. N. Krokhin, “Semiconductor quantum generator with two-photon optical excitation,” Sov. Phys. JETP 23, 366–371 (1966).

L. V. Keldysh, “Ionization in the field of a strong electromagnetic wave,” Sov. Phys. JETP 20, 1307–1313 (1965).

Other (3)

J. C. Brice, “Direct band gap of CdHgTe,” in Properties of Mercury Cadmium Telluride, J. Brice, P. Capper, eds. (Inspec, New York, 1987), pp. 103–107.

M. H. Weiler, “Magneto-optical properties of Hg1−xCdxTe alloys,” in Semiconductors and Semimetals, R. K. Willardson, A. C. Beer, eds. (Academic, New York, 1981), Vol. 16, pp. 119–191.
[CrossRef]

R. W. Miles, “Whole effective mass in CdHgTe,” in Properties of Mercury Cadmium Telluride, J. Brice, P. Capper, eds. (Inspec, New York, 1987), pp. 116–118.

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Table 1 Calculated and Experimental TPA Coefficients (cm/MW) in Hg0.78Cd0.22Te for 10.6-μm Radiation

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E v c ( k ) = E g + 2 k 2 / 2 m v c * ,
B p = 2 7 / 2 π e 4 E g ( 2 ω - E g ) 3 / 2 / 3 c 2 ( ω ) 5 ( m v c * ) 1 / 2 .
E v c ( k ) = E g ( 1 + 2 k 2 / m v c * E g ) 1 / 2 ,
B n p = 2 3 π e 4 E g 3 / 2 [ ( 2 ω / E g ) 2 - 1 ] 3 / 2 / 3 c 2 ( m v c * ) 1 / 2 ( ω ) 4 .
E g ( eV ) = - 0.313 + 1.787 x + 0.444 x 2 - 1.237 x 2 + 0.932 x 4 + ( 0.667 - 1.714 x + 0.760 x 2 ) T / 1000.
1 / m v c * = 1 / m v * + 1 / m c * ,
m / m c * = 1 + 8 m P 2 π 2 [ 2 / E g + 1 / ( E g + D ) ] / 3 2 ,
8 m P 2 π 2 / 2 = 19 eV ,
m v * = [ ( m l h * ) 3 / 2 + ( m h h * ) 3 / 2 ] 2 / 3 ,

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